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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: American Conservative Union

2006 Positions

Issues: Conservative
State Office District Name Party Rating
AK U.S. Senate Sr Lisa Murkowski Republican 71%
AK U.S. House At-Large Don Young Republican 72%
AL U.S. Senate Sr Richard Shelby Republican 74%
AL U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Sessions III Republican 92%
AL U.S. House 3 Mike Rogers Republican 84%
AL U.S. House 4 Robert Aderholt Republican 84%
AR U.S. Senate Sr John Boozman Republican 92%
AZ U.S. Senate Sr John McCain III Republican 65%
AZ U.S. Senate Jr Jeff Flake Republican 100%
AZ U.S. House 3 Raúl Grijalva Democratic 4%
AZ U.S. House 8 Trent Franks Republican 100%
CA U.S. Senate Sr Dianne Feinstein Democratic 0%
CA U.S. Senate Jr Barbara Boxer Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 5 Mike Thompson Democratic 20%
CA U.S. House 6 Doris Matsui Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 12 Nancy Pelosi Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 13 Barbara Lee Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 16 Jim Costa Democratic 56%
CA U.S. House 17 Mike Honda Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 18 Anna Eshoo Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 19 Zoe Lofgren Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 20 Sam Farr Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 22 Devin Nunes Republican 84%
CA U.S. House 24 Lois Capps Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 28 Adam Schiff Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 30 Brad Sherman Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 32 Grace Napolitano Democratic 8%
CA U.S. House 34 Xavier Becerra Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 38 Linda Sánchez Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 39 Ed Royce Republican 96%
CA U.S. House 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 42 Ken Calvert Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 43 Maxine Waters Democratic 4%
CA U.S. House 46 Loretta Sanchez Democratic 12%
CA U.S. House 48 Dana Rohrabacher Republican 88%
CA U.S. House 49 Darrell Issa Republican 80%
CA U.S. House 53 Susan Davis Democratic 8%
CO U.S. House 1 Diana DeGette Democratic 4%
CT U.S. House 1 John Larson Democratic 8%
CT U.S. House 3 Rosa DeLauro Democratic 8%
DE U.S. Senate Sr Tom Carper Democratic 20%
FL U.S. Senate Sr Bill Nelson, Sr. Democratic 40%
FL U.S. House 1 Jeff Miller Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 4 Ander Crenshaw Republican 84%
FL U.S. House 5 Corrine Brown Democratic 20%
FL U.S. House 7 John Mica Republican 92%
FL U.S. House 20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. Democratic 8%
FL U.S. House 23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz Democratic 4%
FL U.S. House 25 Mario Diaz-Balart Republican 64%
FL U.S. House 27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Republican 63%
FL Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam Republican 84%
GA U.S. Senate Sr Johnny Isakson Republican 96%
GA U.S. House 2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. Democratic 64%
GA U.S. House 3 Lynn Westmoreland Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 5 John Lewis Democratic 4%
GA U.S. House 6 Tom Price Republican 92%
GA U.S. House 13 David Scott Democratic 32%
GA Governor Nathan Deal Republican 92%
IA U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Grassley Republican 88%
IA U.S. House 4 Steve King Republican 100%
ID U.S. Senate Sr Mike Crapo Republican 88%
ID U.S. House 2 Mike Simpson Republican 80%
IL U.S. Senate Sr Dick Durbin Democratic 4%
IL U.S. Senate Jr Mark Kirk Republican 54%
IL U.S. House 1 Bobby Rush Democratic 9%
IL U.S. House 3 Daniel Lipinski Democratic 33%
IL U.S. House 4 Luis Gutiérrez Democratic 4%
IL U.S. House 7 Danny Davis Democratic 8%
IL U.S. House 9 Jan Schakowsky Democratic 0%
IL U.S. House 15 John Shimkus Republican 83%
IL Mayor At-Large Rahm Emanuel Democratic 4%
IN U.S. House 1 Pete Visclosky Democratic 12%
IN Governor Mike Pence Republican 100%
KS U.S. Senate Sr Pat Roberts Republican 84%
KS U.S. Senate Jr Jerry Moran Republican 84%
KS Governor Sam Brownback Republican 87%
KY U.S. Senate Sr Mitch McConnell Republican 84%
KY U.S. House 1 Ed Whitfield Republican 76%
KY U.S. House 5 Hal Rogers Republican 80%
LA U.S. Senate Sr David Vitter Republican 92%
LA U.S. House 3 Charles Boustany, Jr. Republican 80%
LA Governor Bobby Jindal Republican 92%
MA U.S. Senate Jr Ed Markey Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 1 Richard Neal Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 2 Jim McGovern Democratic 4%
MA U.S. House 7 Mike Capuano Democratic 8%
MA U.S. House 8 Stephen Lynch Democratic 20%
MD U.S. Senate Sr Barbara Mikulski Democratic 0%
MD U.S. Senate Jr Ben Cardin Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 2 Dutch Ruppersberger Democratic 24%
MD U.S. House 5 Steny Hoyer Democratic 4%
MD U.S. House 7 Elijah Cummings Democratic 8%
MD U.S. House 8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. Democratic 4%
ME U.S. Senate Sr Susan Collins Republican 48%
MI U.S. Senate Sr Debbie Stabenow Democratic 16%
MI U.S. House 6 Fred Upton Republican 80%
MI U.S. House 9 Sandy Levin Democratic 8%
MI U.S. House 10 Candice Miller Republican 84%
MI U.S. House 13 John Conyers, Jr. Democratic 4%
MN U.S. House 2 John Kline Republican 88%
MN U.S. House 4 Betty McCollum Democratic/Farmer/Labor 4%
MN U.S. House 7 Collin Peterson Democratic/Farmer/Labor 72%
MO U.S. Senate Jr Roy Blunt Republican 88%
MO U.S. House 1 Lacy Clay, Jr. Democratic 16%
MO U.S. House 5 Emanuel Cleaver II Democratic 8%
MO U.S. House 6 Sam Graves Republican 88%
MS U.S. Senate Sr Thad Cochran Republican 67%
MS U.S. Senate Jr Roger Wicker Republican 88%
MS U.S. House 2 Bennie Thompson Democratic 30%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 8%
NA Vice President Joe Biden, Jr. Democratic 4%
NA U.S. Secretary of Defense Charles Hagel Republican 75%
NA U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Democratic 12%
NC U.S. Senate Sr Richard Burr Republican 92%
NC U.S. House 1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. Democratic 16%
NC U.S. House 3 Walter Jones, Jr. Republican 79%
NC U.S. House 4 David Price Democratic 4%
NC U.S. House 5 Virginia Foxx Republican 96%
NC U.S. House 10 Patrick McHenry Republican 92%
NE U.S. House 1 Jeff Fortenberry Republican 84%
NJ U.S. Senate Sr Bob Menendez Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 2 Frank LoBiondo Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 4 Chris Smith Republican 68%
NJ U.S. House 5 Scott Garrett Republican 100%
NJ U.S. House 6 Frank Pallone, Jr. Democratic 4%
NJ U.S. House 8 Albio Sires Democratic 0%
NJ U.S. House 9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. Democratic 12%
NJ U.S. House 11 Rodney Frelinghuysen Republican 60%
NM U.S. Senate Sr Tom Udall Democratic 4%
NM U.S. House 2 Steve Pearce Republican 92%
NV U.S. Senate Sr Harry Reid Democratic 12%
NY U.S. Senate Sr Chuck Schumer Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 2 Pete King Republican 76%
NY U.S. House 3 Steve Israel Democratic 12%
NY U.S. House 5 Gregory Meeks Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 7 Nydia Velázquez Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 10 Jerry Nadler Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 12 Carolyn Maloney Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 13 Charlie Rangel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 14 Joe Crowley Democratic 8%
NY U.S. House 16 Eliot Engel Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 17 Nita Lowey Democratic 4%
NY U.S. House 25 Louise Slaughter Democratic 9%
NY U.S. House 26 Brian Higgins Democratic 20%
OH U.S. Senate Sr Sherrod Brown Democratic 25%
OH U.S. House 1 Steve Chabot Republican 96%
OH U.S. House 8 John Boehner Republican 88%
OH U.S. House 9 Marcy Kaptur Democratic 21%
OH U.S. House 10 Mike Turner Republican 80%
OH U.S. House 12 Pat Tiberi Republican 84%
OH U.S. House 13 Tim Ryan Democratic 28%
OK U.S. Senate Sr Jim Inhofe Republican 100%
OK U.S. House 3 Frank Lucas Republican 88%
OK U.S. House 4 Tom Cole Republican 84%
OR U.S. Senate Sr Ron Wyden Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 2 Greg Walden Republican 80%
OR U.S. House 3 Earl Blumenauer Democratic 8%
OR U.S. House 4 Peter DeFazio Democratic 28%
PA U.S. House 1 Bob Brady Democratic 16%
PA U.S. House 2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. Democratic 8%
PA U.S. House 9 Bill Shuster Republican 84%
PA U.S. House 14 Mike Doyle Democratic 12%
PA U.S. House 15 Charlie Dent Republican 72%
PA U.S. House 16 Joe Pitts Republican 86%
PA U.S. House 18 Tim Murphy Republican 80%
RI U.S. Senate Sr Jack Reed Democratic 4%
RI U.S. House 2 Jim Langevin Democratic 16%
SC U.S. Senate Sr Lindsey Graham Republican 83%
SC U.S. House 2 Joe Wilson, Sr. Republican 91%
SC U.S. House 6 Jim Clyburn Democratic 12%
SD U.S. Senate Sr John Thune Republican 100%
TN U.S. Senate Sr Lamar Alexander Republican 72%
TN U.S. House 2 John Duncan, Jr. Republican 88%
TN U.S. House 5 Jim Cooper Democratic 40%
TN U.S. House 7 Marsha Blackburn Republican 96%
TX U.S. Senate Sr John Cornyn Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 1 Louie Gohmert Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 2 Ted Poe Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 3 Sam Johnson Republican 90%
TX U.S. House 5 Jeb Hensarling Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 6 Joe Barton Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 7 John Culberson Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 8 Kevin Brady Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 9 Al Green Democratic 20%
TX U.S. House 10 Michael McCaul Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 11 Mike Conaway Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 12 Kay Granger Republican 76%
TX U.S. House 13 Mac Thornberry Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. Democratic 36%
TX U.S. House 18 Sheila Jackson Lee Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 19 Randy Neugebauer Republican 100%
TX U.S. House 21 Lamar Smith Republican 84%
TX U.S. House 24 Kenny Marchant Republican 92%
TX U.S. House 26 Michael Burgess Republican 83%
TX U.S. House 28 Henry Cuellar Democratic 68%
TX U.S. House 29 Gene Green Democratic 33%
TX U.S. House 30 Eddie Johnson Democratic 16%
TX U.S. House 31 John Carter Republican 88%
TX U.S. House 32 Pete Sessions Republican 96%
TX U.S. House 35 Lloyd Doggett II Democratic 8%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

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